Kind of cheating to call Toro Y Moi my current obsession, I’ve been listening to this music for almost a year now, but I think it’s time I dedicated a full post to his new release, Causers of This. Toro Y Moi is Chaz Bundick, It’s not easy to describe this sound. As previously mentioned, it’s being called Chill Wave by some, and dare I say Koko himself may even call it smooth? Joined by fellow chill wave artists like Washed Out, Memory Tapes , Neon Indian, and Small Black, Toro Y Moi is changing the way I think about current music. It’s fresh, and it’s not like anything else out there. Stay with me on this next formula, it may sound completely ridiculous. I’ve always had a soft spot for the production on Michael Jackson’s Human Nature, which was actually written by one of the guys from Toto. He submitted it by accident on a demo tape to Quincy Jones and Q ended up using it instead of the song he had intended him to listen to. But I digress. Picture mixing production elements from Human Nature with something of off Purple Rain, add a level of Italian Disco Pop, and then dip it in a haze coating that just leaves you feeling good when you put this record on. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Toro Y Moi’s LP, I would strongly recommend it.
Toro Y Moi on Myspace
Download Causers of This here
Bonus: Amazingly, Toro Y Moi actually did a cover of Human Nature, maybe I was on to something with my insane comparison after all.